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Imelda Macias

Title:Asst VP Inclusive Excel & HSI
Office:Warde Academic Center
Department:Center of Inclusive Excellence


Dr. Imelda Macías serves as the Assistant Vice President of Inclusive Excellence and HSI Initiatives at Saint Xavier University. Over the last 8+ years, she has held a variety of progressively responsible leadership roles at SXU including director of Graduate Admission, project director for two U.S. Department of Education Title V grants, and executive director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. A first-generation student born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Dr. Macias' passion for education and commitment to student success is demonstrated by her work in developing and implementing strategic plans, programming and initiatives to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture as well as a sense of belonging for SXU's diverse student population, staff and faculty. She is very involved on campus and serves on several institutional committees and student-led organizations.

Dr. Macias received her doctor of education from Governors State University, MBA from Saint Xavier University, and bachelor's degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. Her area of research is focused on the role of Hispanic-Serving Institutions in enrollment, retention and graduation rates of first generation Latinx students. 


Ed.D. in Higher Education/Interdisciplinary Leadership
Governors State University

MBA in Marketing/Internet and Social Media
Saint Xavier University

B.A. in Communications
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico